Concept Life Sciences is a knowledge based, science led business focused on delivering the expertise and capabilities our clients demand. We work in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, environmental, agrochemical, petrochemical, chemical and consumer products sectors.

Our business is home to scientists with in-depth experience in their fields, who are enthusiastic about taking on challenges. We employ problem-solvers with a proven track record in the life sciences, laboratory based analytical testing and specialist consulting.

That is why our clients, large and small, trust us to deliver a range of high quality services that can often be tailored to a specific requirement. Our food and environmental business is well resourced and led by experienced individuals with the market knowledge and expertise to deliver high quality consultancy and analytical services.


Segmenting our business delivers focus. It allows us to offer dedicated services to clients working on drug discovery and development programmes, as well as those developing agrochemicals, performance chemicals and consumer products. From providing on-going support across several functional areas to working on a specific section of a programme or providing consultancy services, we are ready to collaborate from first concept through to the clinic door. Our strengths as a CRO are our people, our energy and our creativity. Over 70% of our team are PhD scientists who are problem solvers and great communicators.


With our highly experienced team and modern laboratory facilities, we have the expertise and resources to provide high quality chemical analysis, testing and consultancy services to clients in the food, development, property, infrastructure, regeneration, energy/waste and industrial sectors.

From routine testing, through specialist analysis, to developing new methodologies to deliver scientific solutions, our flexibility means we can support our clients whatever the requirement. This includes providing advice and guidance on a range of environmental issues through our team of consultants. Our focus is always on technical excellence. We store test results and report online in our bespoke Laboratory Information System. This gives you secure, quick and easy access to results as soon as the information is available.

Our consultancy service operates from multiple locations throughout the UK. We advise on all manner of environmental issues from planning related matters and development needs through to property management and compliance with environmental regulation. Use our expertise to find solutions and help mitigate potential problems.

Delivering Science

Our life sciences team includes many published PhD level scientists who are acknowledged experts in their particular field within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, petrochemical, agrochemical and consumer products industries.

Together we are a business that employs over 600 people working out of 24 locations spread across the UK. Our specialist laboratory facilities have been developed to meet the needs of our clients and we are constantly adding to our techniques, as client demands require. We also operate large volume laboratory testing facilities that provide a highly responsive local service.


With our range of services to support drug discovery and development from first concept to the clinic door, we specialise in delivering difficult projects to challenging timelines.
We have the resources to deliver a range of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to support our clients’ increasingly stringent quality and food safety standards.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and in vitro dermal absorption plays a key role in supporting the development of new products for the personal care and cosmetic markets.
We provide chemical design & synthesis, scale up, exploratory toxicology, investigative toxicology, in vitro dermal absorption and analytical services to the agrochemical industry.
We have laboratory resources to test water, soil, air and waste products for contaminants and evaluate their impact on occupational health and the environment.
Our expertise in synthetic chemistry, mechanistic toxicology and metabolism and absorption is used by the specialty and petrochemical industries as well as emerging hi-tech industries such as printable electronics, diagnostics and nanotechnology.
Our team of expert consultants provide advice and guidance on the many different challenges our clients face managing the built and natural environment.

Latest News


CXR Biosciences to expand its mechanistic toxicology services following Scientific Advisory Board endorsement

29.09.16 News

CXR Biosciences, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, held its second Scientific Advisory Board recently which focused on the mechanistic toxicology services required by the agrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical and consumer products industries. CXR brought together experienced investigative toxicologists from across the various target industries to debate industry needs and emerging trends and how CXR […]


Peakdale extends its offering by signing collaborative agreement with computational chemistry company, Cresset

26.09.16 News

Peakdale Molecular Limited, a UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries and part of the Concept Life Sciences Group has signed a collaboration agreement with computational chemistry company, Cresset. By partnering with Cresset, Peakdale has further extended its integrated drug discovery offering. Cresset delivers software and contract research services which […]


Concept Life Sciences intensifies its push into medicinal chemistry with new senior appointment at Peakdale Molecular

13.09.16 News

Peakdale Molecular, part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has appointed Dr Paul Bradley as new Head of Chemistry at the company’s Discovery Park site in Sandwich, Kent. Peakdale Molecular is a leading UK-based provider of drug discovery services to the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics and materials sciences industries. Dr Bradley joins the team with extensive […]

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Concept Life Sciences Group Sponsors EFMC-ISMC 2016!

11.08.16 News

Concept Life Sciences are pleased to announce their premium sponsorship of EFMC-ISMC 2016 conference, this year taking place in Manchester, UK from 28th August – 1st September. Visit us at the Manchester Central Convention Complex for the Welcome Reception on Sunday 28th August 7:30pm or at Booth Number 31 for the conference (Monday 29th August to Thursday […]

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Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) appoints Simon Cliff as Business Development Manager

11.08.16 News

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has appointed Simon Cliff as Business Development Manager. SAL, which offers global accredited analytical services for a range of sectors is one of the largest independent laboratories in Europe; with five sites throughout the UK. Simon joins the team with over 20 years’ experience […]


Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL) only one of two UK laboratories accredited for the analysis of isocyanates

03.08.16 News

Scientific Analysis Laboratories (SAL), part of the Concept Life Sciences Group, has been awarded UKAS accreditation for the analysis of isocyanates in urine making them one of only two suppliers accredited to do so in the UK. SAL, which offers global analytical services for a range of sectors is one of the largest independent laboratories […]


Peakdale Molecular’s COO Dr Paul Doyle Invited to Judge EDT Industry Leaders Awards 2016

27.07.16 News

Every year the EDT (Engineering development Trust) hosts the Future Industry Leaders Awards and, this year, Dr Paul Doyle, COO of Peakdale Molecular and CSO of Concept Life Sciences was invited to be on the judging panel for the North West finals. The EDT delivers over 30,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences each […]

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Peakdale Adds Two New Team Members to Further Extend its Biological Offering

18.07.16 News

In order to further extend its biology and integrated drug discovery offering Peakdale Molecular Limited has added two new members to its team. Christopher Doe, PhD, joins as Head of Biology and Sascha Hartmann has joined the business development team as Business Development Manager – Biology Services. Chris, who will be based at Discovery Park […]

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REC opens new office in Winchester, Hampshire

13.07.16 News

Due to increased client demand UK environmental consultancy REC Ltd has relocated one of its 11 UK offices to new premises in Winchester. REC, which has had a southern base for over 8 years, has moved to new premises at Basepoint Business Centre in Winchester. Just off the M3, the office provides REC with a […]

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